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muted

adjective
     
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mut‧ed [usually before noun]
1 muted sounds, voices etc are quieter than usual [= subdued]:
Everyone was sitting round discussing the accident in muted voices.
2 a muted reaction to something is not expressed strongly:
There was muted agreement from most of the people in the room.
The speech received only a muted response from the unions.
3CC a muted colour or light is soft and gentle, not bright:
muted pinks and blues
4 a muted musical instrument has been made to sound softer

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